Talking Heads: Olivia Newton-John

onjShe’s an Australian princess of the people, she’s our Livvy. And she’s chatting to Peter Thompson on an upcoming edition of Talking Heads.

The daughter of a Welsh-born Professor of German and granddaughter of a Nobel prizewinning physicist, Newton-John opted very early on to follow her own dream of a career in music. In a career spanning more than four decades, her record sales have topped 100 million; she’s had numerous Number One hits in the US and the UK; and she’s won four Grammys.

But she also waged a very public battle with breast cancer and now continues to raise funds for a specialist cancer and wellness centre to be built at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne.

“I went through breast cancer in 1992 and… I thought one day if I ever am lucky enough to get through this and I can give back in some way, I’d love to create a place, a healing centre, where you can get all that under one roof.”

This Talking Heads episode airs 6:30pm July 12th on ABC1.

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